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Accept your American Rescue Plan Funds BY TUESDAY, July 27

Accept your American Rescue Plan Funds BY TUESDAY, July 27

July 22, 2021
Join us for a Facebook Live chat where we talk with communities about their experience filling out the application.
11:30 am, July 22, 2021
American Rescue Plan funding is on the way: Learn how to access it and maximize it

American Rescue Plan funding is on the way: Learn how to access it and maximize it

July 15, 2021

New possibility is coming to town and you are one of the first to greet it. Maximizing the benefits of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding requires more than a little planning. Greeting these new dollars with good government practices, some strategic blue-sky thinking, and broad community engagement can help you grow possibility into real, long lasting benefits for your community and its people.

Join us for an information-packed webinar where you’ll hear from experts on:
-Strategies for coordination activities between different units of government
-Leveraging state, private and philanthropic dollars to maximize your ARP funding
-Navigating the Michigan Department of Treasury ARP application portal
-Reporting and auditing requirements

-How to access assistance in seeking, planning for, and utilizing your ARP dollars

Presenters: Plante Moran, Michigan Municipal League, and the Michigan Association of Counties

Building Community Wealth and Economic Resilience

Building Community Wealth and Economic Resilience

July 15, 2021

Join the National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3) as they explore the use of Community Investment Funds (CIFs) as a way to strengthen local economies. The webinar, on July 14th from 12pm-1pm EST, will feature attorney Brian Beckon from Cutting Edge Capital; Janice Shade – founder of The Initiative for Local Capital; Deborah Frieze from the Boston Impact Initiative; and Helen Johnson – President of the Michigan Municipal League Foundation.

Moderator Chris Miller, a founding board member of NC3, Michigan State University Economic Innovation Fellow, and initiator of MILE, Michigan’s Investment Crowdfunding law, will lead the panel through a discussion of the existing CIF structures as well as a look at NC3’s proposed 21st Century CIF. NC3’s proposed CIF eliminates some of the challenges of the existing structures and opens up opportunities for consequential individual and community wealth-building through investment and ownership of community businesses, real estate, green energy and more.

Live with the League  - American Rescue Plan Portal, Short-term Rental Update, & more - July 12, 2021

Live with the League - American Rescue Plan Portal, Short-term Rental Update, & more - July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021

Host: Matt Bach, Asst. Director, Strategic Communications, Michigan Municipal League

On this episode of Live with the League, our staff will catch you up on short-term rental issue updates, state budget news, and the new American Rescue Plan portal https://bit.ly/2TWxyVR opening for Non-Entitlement Units of local government.

Live with the League - Bridge Builders, CEA Finalists, Short-term Rentals, & more - June 28, 2021

Live with the League - Bridge Builders, CEA Finalists, Short-term Rentals, & more - June 28, 2021

June 28, 2021

Host: Matt Bach, Asst. Director, Strategic Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Hear the latest on the hotly debated short-term rental issue, Bridge Builders microgrant program, our Community Excellence Award finalists and an update on state budget talks.

Live with the League - Short-Term Rentals, Gravel Mining Pre-emption, Police Reform - June 14, 2021

Live with the League - Short-Term Rentals, Gravel Mining Pre-emption, Police Reform - June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

Host: Matt Bach, Asst. Director, Strategic Communications, Michigan Municipal League

On this episode hear the latest on the short-term rental and gravel mining pre-emption efforts, as well as a new package of bills on police reform.

Short-term rentals press conference - June 14, 2021

Short-term rentals press conference - June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

Learn more about current state legislation that aims to restrict the power of our local communities and citizens to make decisions on short-term rentals. The League's Dan Gilmartin will be joined by guests including property owners, and local leaders to discuss the negative impact of these bills, resolutions and what you can do to keep local power local.

Live with the League - Short-term rentals, American Rescue Plan, and CEA Awards - June 1, 2021

Live with the League - Short-term rentals, American Rescue Plan, and CEA Awards - June 1, 2021

June 2, 2021

Host: Matt Bach, Asst. Director, Strategic Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Special TUESDAY edition of Live with the League where we will discuss the hot topic of short-term rentals with bills pending in the state Legislature. Learn what you can do to help save our neighborhoods from being overrun with these vacation rentals. We also will cover the latest on recently-released American Rescue Plan guidance for small communities/non-entitlement communities, newly proposed MIOSHA COVID-19 emergency workplace rules and how online voting is getting underway for the MML’s Community Excellence Award competition. Vote until June 15 for your favorite project at http://cea.mml.org/.

Stop big government from taking away local control - May 24, 2021

Stop big government from taking away local control - May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021

Stop big government from taking away local control from your communities!

Listen to the MML's virtual news conference about our opposition to the short-term rental bills pending in the state Legislature. https://bit.ly/3fzA8I9

Send a letter opposed to the bills using our Action Center! https://bit.ly/2T1cufW

Contact your state lawmakers today and tell them to oppose HB 4722 and SB 446.

Go to https://blogs.mml.org/wp/inside208/ for details.

Michigan’s Lead and Copper Rule: Making Hard-to-Understand Issues Understandable

Michigan’s Lead and Copper Rule: Making Hard-to-Understand Issues Understandable

May 21, 2021

Presenters:
Rich Donley, President, Mort Crim Communications, Inc.
Michelle Franzen Martin, Account Director, Mort Crim Communications, Inc.

With:
Tiffany Jones and Bryan Peckinpaugh, Detroit Water & Sewerage Department
Trisha Bruzek, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office

Michigan’s revised Lead and Copper Rule has renewed public interest in the dangers of lead -- and with it, it has raised questions from residents about water safety, lead line replacement and test results. But making a complicated issue such as the Lead and Copper Rule understandable requires proactive messaging and a solid communications plan. Michelle Franzen Martin and Rich Donley of Mort Crim Communications Inc. (MCCI), with their partners from the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department and Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office, will provide you with the steps necessary for communicating complicated issues to residents -- and, most importantly, making sure you use clear, consistent messaging to make sure they understand.

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